In 2022, Ellen Mansfield joined KenCrest as the Chief Development Officer after a nine-year term at Melmark. Before joining KenCrest, Ellen spent the early part of her career fundraising for higher education institutions and an inner-city high school. Ellen became devoted to Human Services when she became the Center for Autism’s first grant writer and initiated program evaluation for their early intervention and after-school programs. Ellen received a B.A. from Ursinus College and her MBA from La Salle University. Right out of college, Ellen’s career began at the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission before her passion for helping people changed her direction to fundraising for nonprofit organizations. She is very excited to support KenCrest’s strong grants and marketing efforts while expanding the individual and planned giving programs.